For me (and i am the only one i can really speak for)
additional Eyesight or Hearing problems can be an indicator for other functions of my brain.
The other primary predictor can be my balance.
If my perceptional senses or balance are less than my usual “normal”,
then i re-consider priorities for that day.
If i have spent more time correcting mistakes
… than time on “productive” tasks, during first few hours of the day,
then i re-consider priorities for remainder of the day.
On those days must put ALL functions in compound Low — maybe even several days in a row.
Allow extra time for all tasks.
… And these are appropriate days to procrastinate.
Postpone the Lower-priority tasks to enable success on the high priority tasks …
or instead, if symptoms are severe enough,
i might postpone the purpose-driven tasks (such as dementia advocacy) and devote the day to meditation-type tasks.
Artistic endeavors that are in my “Future” craft box for days when my abilities are Lower-Level.
See “Crafting Tips” entry >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2018/03/05/crafting-tips-memory/ .
If must stay in compound Low more than a few days in a row, then i consider doctor visit to check-out non-dementia issues.
and re-evaluation of time/energy priorities
— because perhaps my “normal” abilities just dropped a step.
Suspect during past months my own abilities have dropped another step of the Ladder.
Several folks have mentioned concern, so i now need to begin re-evaluation process.
Grieve – accept new dys-Abilities – find new work-arounds (if possible) for highest priorities of my purpose in Life, and also new ways to continue doing the enjoyable things in life.
May need to consider further revisions in various types of communication , in order to continue crucial relationships at best level possible…. But that is another entry, LOL.
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Grieve to Accept Dx & Find Purpose: https://truthfulkindness.com/2017/04/21/pwd-grieve2accept-dx-purpose/;
Melancholy Day: https://truthfulkindness.com/2014/11/10/melancholy-day/;
Clarity of Thought: https://truthfulkindness.com/2014/09/29/my-thoughts/
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